MANILA — The military today said it had uncovered a plot by Communist guerrillas to assassinate retired U.S. Maj. Gen. John K. Singlaub.
Col. Oscar Florendo, chief military spokesman, said the military uncovered the assassination plot after decoding computer disks seized during the capture last week of 20 leaders of the outlawed Communist Party of the Philippines.
Florendo told reporters that in addition to Singlaub, assassination targets included two prominent Filipinos: Chief of Staff Gen. Renato de Villa and Brig. Gen. Honesto Isleta, the former military spokesman.
Florendo said the rebels planned to assign two assassination squads with six members each to the plan. The killings were to be carried out over one year, he added, but he did not say when the timetable was to begin.